Bowls Canada Boulingrin Receives Community Sport for All Initiative Grant

Bowls Canada Boulingrin (BCB) is thrilled to announce that we have received $78,000 from the 2023/2024 Community Sport for All Initiative (CSAI) Grant Program, established by the Government of Canada and the Department of Canadian Heritage. The CSAI Grant, which is a component of the Sport Support Program, aims to increase sport participation rates and remove barriers for underrepresented populations, particularly among Black, Indigenous and racialized communities as well as 2SLGBTQI+ groups, people with low incomes, newcomers and persons with disabilities, in Canada through community sport initiatives.

BCB’s CSAI project will focus on the creation of the Diversity and Inclusion Pillar within the Belonging in Bowls Program which will provide local clubs with resources, templates, materials, and more in a free online Tool Kit. The Tool Kit will help clubs identify potential barriers to participation and empower local bowls clubs to attract, recruit, and retain under-represented communities to their welcoming, inclusive, and safe environment. The proposed program will launch by the start of the 2024 outdoor season, so clubs can make use of the Tool Kit to welcome diverse, new bowlers from within their local community! Lastly, this proposed project will be celebrated with National Bowls Day events across Canada on June 1st by highlighting local clubs who are opening their doors to new participants, especially those who have previously not had the chance to try the social sport of lawn bowling.

Bowls Canada would like to thank the Department of Canadian Heritage and the Government of Canada for funding this project. BCB is excited to carry out the project, with help from the funding, as a means to increase participation and reduce barriers in the sport of Lawn Bowls for equity-deserving groups across Canadian clubs.

For more information about the Community Sport for All Initiative, click here.

Minister Qualtrough announced funding to remove barriers and increase sport participation. To read the announcement, click here and for more details on the recipients of the CSAI Grant, read the Backgrounder here.

For more information, please contact Samantha Burelle, Safe Sport & Communications Coordinator at

About Bowls Canada

Bowls Canada Boulingrin (BCB) is the governing body responsible for lawn bowls in Canada.  The BCB mission is to provide leadership that facilitates inclusive participation and excellence for the sport of bowls in Canada. For more details on Bowls Canada Boulingrin and the sport of lawn bowls, visit